Going Out This Weekend? Here’s How To Beat Those Pesky Hangover Cravings

Having a night out but want to stay on track with your food the next day? We know how...

1. Water

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Drinking water as soon as you wake up should be your number one priority. Fill up a large pint before you go to bed or head straight to the tap as soon as you awaken. Lemon-infused water supports detoxification by boosting liver function and tissue regeneration, so get up and get squeezing as soon as you roll out of bed.

2. Bananas

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If you’re prone to getting the shakes when you’re hungover, this is a sign that your body is craving potassium. It’s a result of the alcohol in your system draining you of your essential electrolytes. Fruit may be the last thing that you feel like, but throw a banana into your Nutri Bullet with some yoghurt and strawberries and make yourself a delicious smoothie. Or alternatively, whip yourself up some peanut butter banana pancakes. Delish.

3.Eggs

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Eggs are full of amino acids like cysteine, which works as a cure for those awful headaches. It’s no wonder that they’re a brunch time favourite. Whip yourself up a delicious omelette or have them scrambled in some coconut oil. You’ll be feeling better in no time.

4.Cayenne Pepper

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You can sweat the toxins out of your body with spicy food. Going extra hot will make you want to drink more water and speed up your metabolism too, so it’s really a win-win. Cayenne pepper is a natural pain reliever so rustle up a spicy curry and feel your headache slip away. If you’re really suffering, stir a teaspoon of cayenne, a tablespoon of honey and some lemon juice into a pint of water. It’ll kick you back into shape in no time.

5. Wholewheat Toast and Honey

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Honey is full of fructose which helps your body rid itself of the remaining alcohol in your system and the wholewheat toast will provide a healthy hit of carbs for energy. If plain toast isn’t doing it for you, you could try this vanilla french toast recipe which is seriously tasty.

6. Coconut Water

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Coconut water is packed full of electrolytes, is incredibly hydrating and typically contains more potassium than bananas. The vitamins restore what you lost the night before and it will also help settle an acidic tummy. If you don’t like the taste of plain coconut water, try a brand like Vita Coco. They have a selection of choices from pineapple, to mango, to lemon and even a very tasty Café Latte flavour.

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